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World Masters (darts)

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The World Masters is one of the longest running and most prestigious professional darts tournaments, which began in 1974 - even before the current World Professional Championship. The tournament was sponsored by darts board manufacturer, Winmau, from 1975 until 2018. The World Masters is unusual in darts in that its sets are the best of 3 legs (first to 2) rather than the standard best of 5 legs (first to 3).

World Masters
Tournament information
VenueBridlington Spa
LocationBridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
CountryEngland
Established1974
Organisation(s)BDO category Major / WDF category Major
FormatSets
Month(s) PlayedVaries between September–December
Current champion(s)
Republic of Ireland John O'Shea
England Lisa Ashton

It was previously the final leg of the BDO's Grand Slam title of televised majors, along with the Topic International Darts League, the Bavaria World Darts Trophy and the Lakeside World Professional Championship. However, it is now one of only three major BDO events and is considered to be the second biggest tournament after the World Championship. The champion is referred to as the World Master.

List of tournament finalsEdit

Men's World MastersEdit

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Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
Total Ch. R.-Up
1974   Cliff Inglis N/A 3 – 2   Harry Heenan N/A £800 £400 £200 West Centre Hotel, Fulham Phonogram
1975   Alan Evans N/A 3 – 1   David Jones N/A £2,000 £1,000 £500
1976   John Lowe N/A 3 – 0   Phil Obbard N/A £2,000 £1,000 £500 Winmau
1977   Eric Bristow 75.90 3 – 1   Paul Reynolds 74.37 £3,000 £2,000 £500 Wembley Conference Centre
1978   Ronnie Davies 79.23 3 – 2   Tony Brown 82.65 £4,751 £3,001 £1,000
1979   Eric Bristow 81.93 2 – 0   Allan Hogg 72.00 £6,251 £4,001 £1,250
1980   John Lowe 84.69 2 – 0   Rab Smith 73.77 £6,251 £4,001 £1,250
1981   Eric Bristow 92.04 2 – 1   John Lowe 95.10 £7,800 £5,000 £1,500
1982   Dave Whitcombe 87.09 2 – 1   Jocky Wilson 80.40 £10,950 £7,500 £1,750 Rainbow Suite, Kensington
1983   Eric Bristow 87.90 2 – 1   Mike Gregory 87.90 £10,950 £7,500 £1,750
1984   Eric Bristow 101.16 3 – 1   Keith Deller 86.55 £13,100 £7,500 £3,000
1985   Dave Whitcombe 89.49 3 – 0   Ray Farrell 83.49 £15,000 £8,000 £3,000
1986   Bob Anderson N/A 3 – 2   Bob Sinnaeve N/A £15,000 £8,000 £3,000
1987   Bob Anderson 94.26 3 – 1   John Lowe 90.81 £15,000 £8,000 £3,000
1988   Bob Anderson 87.51 3 – 2   John Lowe 85.11 £15,000 £8,000 £3,000
1989   Peter Evison 92.67 3 – 2   Eric Bristow 92.67 £9,600 £4,000 £2,000
1990   Phil Taylor 98.46 3 – 2   Jocky Wilson 91.85 £15,000 £8,000 £3,000 Ramada Inn. Lillie Road, West London
1991   Rod Harrington 89.88 3 – 2   Phil Taylor 92.94 £14,000 £7,000 £3,000
1992   Dennis Priestley 102.27 3 – 2   Mike Gregory 100.14 £14,000 £7,000 £3,000 Earls Court, London
1993   Steve Beaton 87.57 3 – 1   Les Wallace 91.50 £14,000 £7,000 £3,000
1994   Richie Burnett 93.57 3 – 2   Steve Beaton 90.27 £14,000 £7,000 £3,000
1995   Erik Clarys 94.17 3 – 0   Richie Burnett 90.96 £13,100 £7,000 £2,500
1996   Colin Monk 92.70 3 – 2   Richie Burnett 91.71 £13,100 £7,000 £2,500 Paragon Hotel, Lillie Road, London
1997   Graham Hunt 88.89 3 – 2   Ronnie Baxter 91.26 £13,100 £7,000 £2,500
1998   Les Wallace 90.72 3 – 2   Alan Warriner-Little 86.04 £14,100 £8,000 £2,500 Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
1999   Andy Fordham 88.20 3 – 1   Wayne Jones 81.87 £14,100 £8,000 £2,500
2000   John Walton 90.75 3 – 2   Mervyn King 86.82 £14,100 £8,000 £2,500
2001   Raymond van Barneveld 95.64 4 – 2   Jarkko Komula 95.16 £14,100 £8,000 £2,500
2002   Mark Dudbridge 87.39 7 – 4   Tony West 82.50 £16,800 £10,000 £3,000 Bridlington Spa
2003   Tony West 93.60 7 – 6   Raymond van Barneveld 96.84 £16,800 £10,000 £3,000
2004   Mervyn King 97.86 7 – 6   Tony O'Shea 98.19 £21,800 £15,000 £3,000
2005   Raymond van Barneveld 94.71 7 – 3   Göran Klemme 87.45 £21,800 £15,000 £3,000
2006   Michael van Gerwen 94.50 7 – 5   Martin Adams 93.69 £23,800 £15,000 £3,000 Leisure World, Bridlington
2007   Robert Thornton 94.26 7 – 5   Darryl Fitton 95.28 £50,000 £25,000 £10,000
2008   Martin Adams 95.55 7 – 6   Scott Waites 97.26 £50,000 £25,000 £10,000 Bridlington Spa
2009   Martin Adams 90.15 7 – 6   Robbie Green 86.07 £53,000 £25,000 £10,000
2010   Martin Adams 94.29 7 – 3   Stuart Kellett 90.99 £58,000 £25,000 £10,000 Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2011   Scott Waites 100.62 7 – 2   Dean Winstanley 95.85 £55,000 £25,000 £10,000 Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
2012   Stephen Bunting 94.86 7 – 4   Tony O'Shea 84.81 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000 Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2013   Stephen Bunting 96.11 7 – 0   James Wilson 93.91 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000 Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2014   Martin Phillips 89.67 7 – 3   Jamie Hughes 82.08 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000
2015   Glen Durrant 93.22 7 – 3   Larry Butler 92.53 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000 Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2016   Glen Durrant 92.46 6 – 3   Mark McGeeney 86.28 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000 Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
2017   Krzysztof Ratajski 97.57 6 – 1   Mark McGeeney 90.21 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000 Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
2018   Adam Smith-Neale 96.86 6 – 4   Glen Durrant 99.68 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000
2019   John O'Shea 88.89 6 – 4   Scott Waites 86.24 TBA £18,000 £7,500 Circus Tavern, Purfleet One80, L-Style

Women's World MastersEdit

Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
Total Ch. R.-Up
1982   Ann Marie Davies 76.50 3 – 0   Maureen Flowers 76.44 £2,500 £1,200 £500 Rainbow Suite, Kensington Winmau
1983   Sonja Ralphs N/A 3 – 1   Lil Coombes N/A £2,500 £1,200 £500
1984   Kathy Wones 50.67 3 – 0   Sandy Earnshaw 47.97 £2,500 £1,200 £500
1985   Lilian Barnett 59.88 3 – 1   Sonja Ralphs 50.97 £3,300 £1,500 £600
1986   Kathy Wones N/A 3 – 1   Jayne Kempster N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1987   Ann Thomas 62.13 3 – 2   Cathie McCulloch 62.22 £3,300 £1,500 £600
1988   Mandy Solomons 84.39 3 – 1   Maureen Flowers 81.72 £3,300 £1,500 £600
1989   Mandy Solomons 86.64 3 – 1   Sharon Colclough 77.25 £3,300 £1,500 £600
1990   Rhian Speed N/A 3 – 1   Deta Hedman N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600 Ramada Inn. Lillie Road, West London
1991   Sandy Reitan N/A 3 – 0   Hege Løkken N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1992   Leeanne Maddock N/A 3 – 2   Sandra Greatbatch N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600 Earls Court, London
1993   Mandy Solomons N/A 3 – 1   Kathy Maloney N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1994   Deta Hedman 76.20 3 – 2   Mandy Solomons 69.09 £4,000 £1,600 £800
1995   Sharon Colclough 73.14 3 – 1   Stacy Bromberg 75.33 £3,600 £1,400 £700
1996   Sharon Douglas 57.00 3 – 1   Heike Ernst 63.45 £3,600 £1,400 £700 Paragon Hotel, Lillie Road, London
1997   Mandy Solomons 68.16 3 – 1   Sandra Greatbatch 59.67 £3,600 £1,400 £700
1998   Karen Lawman 78.33 3 – 2   Trina Gulliver 70.05 £4,200 £2,000 £700 Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
1999   Francis Hoenselaar 95.04 3 – 1   Trina Gulliver 97.56 £5,200 £3,000 £700
2000   Trina Gulliver 85.77 3 – 1   Francis Hoenselaar 83.55 £5,200 £3,000 £700
2001   Anne Kirk 70.44 4 – 0   Marylin Popp 60.39 £5,200 £3,000 £700
2002   Trina Gulliver 68.10 4 – 1   Karen Lawman 64.38 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2003   Trina Gulliver 76.02 4 – 3   Crissy Howat 73.86 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000
2004   Roisin McGoldrick 96.84 4 – 1   Francis Hoenselaar 81.21 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000
2005   Trina Gulliver 90.81 4 – 1   Francis Hoenselaar 71.88 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000
2006   Francis Hoenselaar 76.56 4 – 3   Karin Krappen 77.94 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Leisure World, Bridlington
2007   Karin Krappen 73.92 4 – 3   Karen Lawman 75.90 £10,000 £5,000 £1,500
2008   Francis Hoenselaar 77.25 4 – 3   Anastasia Dobromyslova 77.22 £10,000 £5,000 £1,500 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2009   Linda Ithurralde 68.10 4 – 3   Trina Gulliver 67.83 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000
2010   Julie Gore 70.41 4 – 1   Francis Hoenselaar 74.46 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000 Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2011   Lisa Ashton 71.13 4 – 1   Trina Gulliver 69.48 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000 Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
2012   Julie Gore 78.24 4 – 1   Deta Hedman 78.21 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000 Costello Stadium and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2013   Deta Hedman 76.38 4 – 1   Rachel Brooks 66.58 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2014   Anastasia Dobromyslova 74.67 4 – 1   Fallon Sherrock 72.00 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2015   Aileen de Graaf 82.50 5 – 4   Lisa Ashton 83.79 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2016   Trina Gulliver 63.79 5 – 2   Deta Hedman 64.94 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
2017   Lorraine Winstanley 76.89 5 – 2   Corrine Hammond 72.78 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
2018   Lisa Ashton 84.17 5 – 2   Casey Gallagher 77.46 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000
2019   Lisa Ashton 85.50 5 – 4   Anastasia Dobromyslova 82.76 TBA £5,000 £2,000 Circus Tavern, Purfleet One80, L-Style

World Youth MastersEdit

Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
Total Ch. R.-Up
1986   Harith Lim N/A 3–0   Rowan Barry N/A N/A N/A N/A Rainbow Suite, Kensington Winmau
1987   Sean Bell N/A 3–1   Mark Day N/A N/A N/A N/A
1988   Sean Dowling N/A 3–2   Paul Linwood N/A N/A N/A N/A
1989   Dennis Beisser N/A 3–1   Peter van Tilburg N/A N/A N/A N/A
1990   Craig Clancy N/A 3–1   Lee Murphy N/A N/A N/A N/A Ramada Inn. Lillie Road, West London
1991   Michael Barnard N/A 3–1   Leeanne Maddock N/A N/A N/A N/A
1992   Leeanne Maddock N/A 3–1   Christian Lechtken N/A N/A N/A N/A Earls Court, London
1993   Jamie Caven N/A 3–1   Lee Palfreyman N/A N/A N/A N/A
1994   Steven de Brucker N/A 3–0   Lee Palfreyman N/A N/A N/A N/A
1995   Martin Whatmough 75.15 3–0   Nick Hjortoft N/A N/A N/A N/A
1996   Carsten Hoffmann N/A 3–2   Steve Smith N/A N/A N/A N/A Paragon Hotel, Lillie Road, London
1997   Aaron Turner N/A 3–1   Leon Womack N/A N/A N/A N/A
1998   Paul Higgins N/A 3–2   Keith Rooney N/A N/A N/A N/A Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green

Boys' World MastersEdit

Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
Total Ch. R.-Up
1999   Martin Brown 67.77 3–2   Daniel Moreira 71.19 N/A N/A N/A Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green Winmau
2000   Danny Ballard N/A 3–0   Ian Turner N/A N/A N/A N/A
2001   Stephen Bunting N/A 3–0   Jose Manuel Rodriguez N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002   Shaun McDonald N/A 3–1   Richard Dunlop N/A N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2003   Kirk Shepherd 72.42 4–0   Jeroen Verhoeven 68.34 N/A N/A N/A
2004   Oskar Lukusiak N/A 4–1   Johnny Nijs N/A N/A N/A N/A
2005   Johnny Nijs 84.09 4–1   Sven van Dun 83.46 N/A N/A N/A
2006   Maarten Pape 75.84 4–1   Jan Dekker 71.84 N/A N/A N/A Leisure World, Bridlington
2007   Shaun Griffiths 85.89 4–0   Michael Smith 71.58 N/A N/A N/A
2008   Shaun Griffiths 89.31 4–2   Jamie Lewis 89.46 N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2009   Jamie Lewis N/A 4–1   Jeffrey Stigter N/A N/A N/A N/A
2010   Reece Robinson N/A 4–1   Kurtis Atkins N/A N/A N/A N/A Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2011   Jimmy Hendriks 82.11 4–2   Jake Jones 74.82 N/A N/A N/A Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
2012   Jeffrey de Zwaan 77.04 4–3   Kenny Neyens 74.49 N/A N/A N/A Costello Stadium and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2013   Shaun Lovett 75.15 4–2   Colin Roelofs 80.37 N/A N/A N/A Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2014   Colin Roelofs 81.33 4–1   Callan Rydz 84.24 N/A N/A N/A Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2015   Justin van Tergouw 81.45 4–2   Joshua Richardson 73.41 N/A N/A N/A Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2016   Justin van Tergouw 79.62 4–1   Owen Maiden 70.47 N/A N/A N/A Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
2017   Nico Blum 76.60 4–3   Keane Barry 79.75 N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
2018   Jurjen van der Velde 89.04 4–3   Keane Barry 80.21 N/A N/A N/A
2019   Keane Barry 91.44 4 - 3   Charlie Manby 76.98 £0 £0 £0 Circus Tavern, Purfleet One80, L-Style

Girls' World MastersEdit

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Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
Total Ch. R.-Up
1999   Janine Gough 53.07 3–1   Carly Ellis 51.42 N/A N/A N/A Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green Winmau
2000   Janine Gough 68.32 3–0   Anastasia Dobromyslova 61.34 N/A N/A N/A
2001   Anastasia Dobromyslova 65.52 3–1   Jeanet Thomassen 62.88 N/A N/A N/A
2002   Lynsey McDonald N/A 3–1   Nancy Tobi N/A N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2003   Stevie Riggs 46.20 4–2   Samantha Petchey 45.51 N/A N/A N/A
2004   Irene Adrianova N/A 4–2   Chantal Snijders N/A N/A N/A N/A
2005   Laura Tye 67.05 4–2   Carla Molema 65.88 N/A N/A N/A
2006   Kimberley Lewis 63.24 4–2   Thea Kaaijk 67.35 N/A N/A N/A Leisure World, Bridlington
2007   Kimberley Lewis 69.33 4–2   Lorraine Hyde 57.99 N/A N/A N/A
2008   Linda Oden N/A 4–0   Lynn Poolen N/A N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2009   Zoe Jones 69.27 4–1   Emily Davidson 55.02 N/A N/A N/A
2010   Zoe Jones N/A 4–0   Sara Rosen N/A N/A N/A N/A Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2011   Emily Davidson 63.27 4–0   Alannah Waters 59.28 N/A N/A N/A Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
2012   Fallon Sherrock N/A 4–1   Anne-Kathrin Wigmann N/A N/A N/A N/A Costello Stadium and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2013   Casey Gallagher 75.15 4–0   Kayleigh O'Neill 55.65 N/A N/A N/A Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2014   Robyn Byrne 58.38 4–0   Beau Greaves 47.37 N/A N/A N/A Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2015   Danielle Ashton 46.38 4–1   Rebecca Graham 45.6 N/A N/A N/A Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2016   Veronika Koroleva 61.86 4–3   Beau Greaves 65.28 N/A N/A N/A Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
2017   Beau Greaves 63.96 4–0   Katie Sheldon 60.77 N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
2018   Beau Greaves 76.10 4–0   Hayley Crowley 67.24 N/A N/A N/A
2019   Katie Sheldon 63.96 4 - 3   Sophie McKinlay 63.42 £0 £0 £0 Circus Tavern, Purfleet One80, L-Style

RecordsEdit

Most tournament wins 5 - Eric Bristow. Bob Anderson and Martin Adams have both notched 3 wins (also both achieving 'hat tricks' by winning in three consecutive years). Dave Whitcombe, John Lowe, Raymond van Barneveld, Stephen Bunting and Glen Durrant have won the Masters twice each.

Youngest champion Michael van Gerwen (2006) aged 17 years, 174 days eclipsed the record of Eric Bristow

Double Champion Leeanne Maddock (1992) Aged 17 years won both the youth title and women's title.

Joint World Championship & Masters Champions Only seven players have ever won the World Masters and the World Professional Championship in the same season. Eric Bristow achieved the feat three times (1979 Masters 1980 World, 1983–84 and 1984–85). Bob Anderson (1987–88), Richie Burnett (1994–95), John Walton (2000–01), Martin Adams (2009–10 and 2010–11), Stephen Bunting (2013–14) and Glen Durrant (2016–17) were the others. There have been two other instances of players holding both championships at the same time (Phil Taylor 1990 and Raymond van Barneveld 2005) - but these were not during the same season which is considered to end with the World Championship.

Not Dropping A Set Stephen Bunting's 2013 win was achieved without dropping a set.

There are 15 players who have won the Masters and World Professional during their careers: John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Bob Anderson, Phil Taylor, Dennis Priestley, Richie Burnett, Steve Beaton, Raymond van Barneveld, Les Wallace, John Walton, Andy Fordham, Martin Adams, Scott Waites, Stephen Bunting, and Glen Durrant. Additionally, Michael van Gerwen won the Masters in 2006 and has since won the PDC World Championship in 2014, but not the Lakeside World Professional.

Media coverageEdit

The current UK broadcast rights are now held by Eurosport. The World Masters has previously been broadcast by ITV, The Sports Channel Wire TV, L!VE TV, ESPN, BBC, Sky Sports and Premier Sports.

  • 1974–1988 ITV
  • 1989 Not broadcast
  • 1990 The Sports Channel (part of the short-lived satellite TV service BSB)
  • 1991–1992 Sky Sports
  • 1993–1994 Wire TV
  • 1995 L!VE TV (highlights on the ITV night time programme 'Sport AM' as well as on the HTV Wales programme 'Top Sport')
  • 1996–2000 Eurosport
  • 2001–2010 BBC
  • 2011–2012 ESPN
  • 2013–2015 Eurosport
  • 2016 Premier Sports
  • 2017 Eurosport
  • 2018 No TV Broadcaster (streamed on YouTube and Winmau TV)
  • 2019-2021 Eurosport

The 2011 tournament was also shown in the United States for the first time with ESPN3 broadcasting it.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of winners: men, women & youth". Winmau. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Girls Averages 2013". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Girls Averages 2011". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Girls Averages 2009". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  5. ^ "2014 Girls Averages". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  6. ^ "World Masters goes Statesides". BDO. August 2, 2011.

External linksEdit